Dishing out a few crores to pay your actor/actress is not new but looks like the makers of an upcoming remake of a yesteryear film didn’t mind coughing up some impressive moolah for just one scene. The producers of Apoorva Lakhia’s next claim to have spent almost Rs 2 crore for an action-packed scene in the film.
Insiders say a fight sequence featuring South actor Ram Charan apparently required two months of research and planning time. Shot with as many as seven cameras, a huge set was created in Film City with almost 2,000 hutments and several cars in the backdrop.
Our source says, “The most difficult part about this sequence was coordinating it, as working with all the cameras in synchronisation became a humongous task. But Apoorva knew what wanted the scene to look like, which made the execution easy.”
Producer Sakett Saawhney says, “The setting was that of a Dharavi slum and we had about 120 fighters and 300 junior artistes on the sets. We imported some rigged cars from Kuala Lumpur, especially for this scene and a special team of rally drivers was called in to supervise the sequence as well.”